Hope. Healing.

A Handbell Choir Created in Honor and Remembrance of Children Who Have Passed Away

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A Unique Community Handbell Ensemble

Music is one of the most universal means of expression and an ongoing link to the memory of loved ones. In honor and remembrance of their children who passed away, a group of parents created a handbell choir in 2004 as a continuing expression of their love for God and their joy in the gift of these children.

A Special Gift of Remembrance

Our handbells are individually donated and carry a child's name and unique inscription created by the parents in each handle. Some of the current ringers are parents or relatives of these children.

A Message of Hope and Healing

The music played by the bells representing our children is unlike any other – it is a beautiful contribution the children are continuing to make to the world every time we ring. From this symbolism comes the name of the ensemble: Music Made in Heaven. The message behind the music is one of faith, hope, joy and gratitude for our children's lives.

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Our Vision Statement

As the community of Music Made in Heaven, our vision is to:

  • Ensure the memories of our children are continually honored through the gift of handbell music
  • Bring hope and healing to bereaved families and share our strength and joy with those who have not experienced this loss
  • Offer every effort of our organization as a service to God, our children, our fellow ringers, our donors and our audiences

Our Values Statement

To achieve our vision, the MMIH community commits to the organization's goals as:

  • Reflected by the ringers, in ever-growing professionalism of music and service
  • Reflected by the donors, in both financial and personal support
  • Reflected by the board, through leadership that ensures the organization consistently moves toward its goals
Music Made in Heaven Group Photo

Members of Music Made in Heaven are (back row, from left): Sterling Smith, Cyndi Peterik, Sabrina Tyndall, Ruth Stevens, Dee Munro, Elise Pangborn and Phil Herold; (middle row, from left): Patricia Smith, Tammy Hammer, Jean Cobb, Joanne Glassford, Bonnie Woodruff, Betty Godwin and Elizabeth Barnes; (front row) Director Barbara Marley.

Music Made in Heaven Is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt Corporation.

A member of the north carolina center for nonprofits
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